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Big Game

Spirit Bear

From the first time he saw the monster grizzly, Tyler Freel knew that his fate would be intertwined with the boar's. A story of hardship and belief.

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East Oregon Elk

Editor Andrew McKean finally gets an opportunity to hunt Oregon's sage country, and he discovers that it contains a lot more than elk.

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Big Game Articles

Backcountry Optics

Live Hunt host, Aron Snyder, reviews some of the best glass and spotting gear on the...

Tent Test

Live Hunt's Aron Snyder puts Nemo's new Moto 1P through its paces on a midwinter coyote...

Montana Elk

This horseback hunt for elk is like stepping back in time.

Muley Battle

Two muleys battle it out on the Southwest Desert.

Albino Bear

Amazing photos of an albino black bear found in Montana!

DIY Moose Call

Even if you never call in a 60-inch bull, you’ll be able to impress your hunting...

  • March 11, 2014

    Video: Hunter Stops Charging Boar Just in Time - 2

    It’s the moment every dangerous game hunter dreads could happen … A charge.

    A hunter in Sweden faced such a moment when a Eurasian boar flanked him from the left, according to the individual that posted the video. The hunter had barely enough time to register the charge let alone take aim.  Fortunately the instinct of the hunter proved true and he stopped the charge literally at his feet. [ Read Full Post ]

  • March 10, 2014

    Video: Bear Tries Climbing Across Rope to Steal Bait - 0

    This video comes from Garrett Brothers Outfitting and is a great example of just how strong black bears really are. The young bear scales a tree and then hangs on the rope for way longer than what we expect.

    The quote at the end of the video says it all: "That was amazing, eh?" [ Read Full Post ]

  • March 7, 2014

    How to Shoot a Recurve Bow: Tips for Proper Grip - 2

    Many things contribute to a well-executed shot with a traditional bow, but one important factor is how you grasp the handle or “grip” the bow. A traditional bow calls for a different grip and form than a compound bow. There can be a pretty steep learning curve for guys who have shot compounds for years and want to try hunting with a recurve for the added challenge. [ Read Full Post ]

  • March 7, 2014

    Video: 6 Coyotes Called in at Once - 0

    You can hunt coyotes for a long time and never call in six to one set. The shooting is impressive except for at the end when you can tell the guys are a little over excited.

    This clip was uploaded last month to YouTube by 208wacey. You can see the full video here.

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  • March 6, 2014

    Photos: Otter vs. Alligator - 2

    Yesterday we showed you some of the cutest 10-month-old cougar kitties ever, ripping a deer carcass to shreds.

    Today we’re proud to post a cute fuzzy otter playing vampire on the back of an alligator.

    That’s right. We have photos of an otter tearing chucks out of North America’s top reptile. [ Read Full Post ]

  • March 6, 2014

    Video: 2 Male Lions Kill Intruding Lion (Graphic Image Warning) - 2

    Hunters know that nature can be pretty brutal, and this video confirms it.

    The two 9-year-old dominant male lions attacked and killed a younger male lion who got caught chasing a buffalo into their territory.

    According to the video description, the footage was shot on the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, which is part of the Greater Kruger National Park in South Africa.

  • March 5, 2014

    The Tyranny of Score - 3

    I'm not a trained deer scorer, but working for Outdoor Life I see a ton of bucks each season and it's our job to track down their story. Part of that involves getting the score. By running down these trophy bucks each year, I thought I had a pretty good handle on eyeing up a buck and estimating its score.

    But then I spent three days hanging out behind the scenes in the scorers' room and the Deer and Turkey Expo in Illinois. There were about 11 official scorers measuring hundreds of trophy bucks for the big buck competition. Most of the time I could eye up a typical buck and get within 10 or so points of its score. But some bucks absolutely threw me for a loop. 

    I found out that when an average deer hunter (like me) eyes up a buck and estimates its score, many times he'll end up way, way off. For example, the two bucks in the photo above. The buck on the left is clearly carrying more bone than the one on the right. He has heavier antlers, and it seems that he has higher tines. He should have a higher score, right? [ Read Full Post ]